Friday, April 24, 2009

North Korea Will Put Two U.S. Journalists on Trial

North Korea's state run news service (tell me what isn't run by the state in North Korea or, more accurately, what hasn't been run into the ground by state) today announced that two U.S. journalists - Laura Ling and Euna Lee - will stand trial for committing "hostile acts."

Ling and Lee were arrested near the border between North Korea and China on March 17th. The two work for Current TV, the network co-owned by former Vice-President Al Gore. They were doing a story on the trafficking of North Korean women. You would think he would intervene on behalf of his employees. But Big Green Al has been silent on the matter.

Arthur Brazzone of the San Francisco Examiner wrote an article earlier this week criticizing Gore's inaction and apparent indifference.

Even more shameful than Gore's silence is the silence of President Obama on this matter.

All is quiet on the White House front.

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